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Collection Overview

Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Senior Thesis Collection
Princeton University Archives
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61615 Volumes, 923 boxes, and 13,000 digital file


Since its introduction in the mid-1920s the senior thesis has been a core element of the undergraduate curriculum at Princeton University. The collection contains the senior theses of Princeton undergraduates.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection contains the senior theses of Princeton undergraduates. Not every senior thesis completed by a Princeton student is represented in this collection, as some science-related theses are held at the Lewis Library. Most of the senior theses remain in their original format, however select volumes have been converted to microfiche.


Arrangement of the undergraduate senior theses has changed over the years. Some theses are arranged alphabeticaly by authors last name, while others have been given identifying numbers and arranged sequentially. This finding aid gives an overview of collection arrangement.

For information on individual theses, a database of descriptive information is available online: Senior Theses Database.

Collection History

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. If copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers will not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with non-commercial use of materials from the Mudd Library. For materials where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.

Credit this material:

Senior Thesis Collection; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
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Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
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Other Finding Aids

A database of descriptive information for senior theses is available online: Senior Theses Database.

Subject Terms:
College students -- New Jersey -- Princeton.
Genre Terms:
Born digital.
Princeton University.